EO Detective 11-14
These resources link to elements of the geography, while supporting aspects of science, maths and computing. Using early astronaut photographs, and more recent satellite images, they provide opportunities to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using each method for remote sensing. The main activity is based around using a freely available GIS (Google Earth) and satellite data to explore changes in forest cover in a region in Africa and another in Asia, including reasons for contrasting results and the limitations of the method used. Students are encouraged to think about how Earth Observation scientists decide which data from the extensive sets available might be useful for a particular investigation and how they obtain new images.
They have been produced by the National Centre for Earth Observation.
|Subject(s)||Cross curricular, Science, Mathematics, Computing|
|Published||2010 to date|
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